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Do nations have a Karma?

Do nations have a Karma?

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A brief article ,extending the Hindu theory of karma to a nation which may collectively do either good deeds or bad deeds and so have to reap the results--good or bad in future generations . The instances of bad karma during world war 2 and slavery are mentioned as possible bad karmas which can lead to natural disasters or great tragedies that would affect a society.This theory is a premise that can be analysed.
A brief article ,extending the Hindu theory of karma to a nation which may collectively do either good deeds or bad deeds and so have to reap the results--good or bad in future generations . The instances of bad karma during world war 2 and slavery are mentioned as possible bad karmas which can lead to natural disasters or great tragedies that would affect a society.This theory is a premise that can be analysed.

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Published by: Dr Srinivasan Nenmeli -K on Jul 22, 2013
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Donationshavea"Karma"?
NKSrinivasan
'Karma'isaHinduconceptwhichimpliesthatyourgoodactsleadtogoodthingsinyourlifeandthebadactsleadtopain,sorrowandtragedies."Whatyousow,youreap"isessentiallythesameimpliedmeaning.
Hindusbelieveinrebirthandsotheeffectsofyourgooddeedsorkarmamayyieldresultsorfruitinthisbirthorevenlaterbirths.Likewisethebadkarmayoudowillhaveeffectsofbadeventsinthisbirthitselforinthenextbirthorsubsequentbirthstoo.Somesageshavesaidthatthe
 
effect,goodorbad,ofkarmasoractsmayextendtosevenlives.
"Karmatheory"providesthebasisforamoralorethicallife.Ifyouwishtohaveagreatlifeinfuture,betterdogooddeedsnowandavoidharmfulactsoraccumulatingbadkarma.Ifyousufferinthislifeduetomisfortuneortragedyorill-health,aHinduwouldattributethemtobadkarmaoractionsinpreviouslives,aboutwhichyouknownothing.Sothiskarmatheoryissustainedbyabeliefinsuchsystems.
Hindusalsobelievethatifonehasdoneheinousactsandescapespunishmentfromthelegalsysteminthecountry,theKarmawouldtakecareofhimandhewouldsufferlater
 
inlifeorinthenextbirth.SoHindusgivelessimportancetothejusticesystemwhichisanywayfaultyinmanycases.
Whataboutnationsasawhole?
Wehaveseenworstkarmaoractsperpetratedbyvariousnationsunderpoliticalsystemsordictatorships.DuringworldwarII,severalatrocitieswerecommittedbymanynations.TheglaringexamplesaretheholocaustbytheGermans,murderingmillionsofJewsandGypsieswithgaschambersinconcentrationcampslikeAuswitz.Thoughthegeneralpopulationwasawareofsuchcrimes,itwasexplainedinvariouswaysbythelocalpopulationorthepublicturnedablindeyetosuchcrimes.

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